We know Beyonce is covering Amy Winehouse on The Great Gatsby soundtrack, but is someone else covering Beyonce?!? Is Marc Anthony dating a Jennifer Lopez lookalike? And what does “soft” mean in hip-hop?
Did you watch the 2011 American Music Awards last night? No worries whatsoever if you didn’t, because we here at VH1 Tuner have got your back. Whether you need something to discuss with Sally from Accounting about for the 20 seconds you’re awkwardly standing together in the break room waiting for your coffee to finish brewing OR you want to make sure your pop culture game is on point at the bar tonight, we put together this handy summary of the 10 most likely events from the evening that would come up in conversation. From Christina Aguilera‘s hot mess ensemble (which we kind of loved!) to Taylor Swift‘s constant state of surprise (“Who, me?”), from the correct way to pronounce Ellie Goulding (which will come in handy if you run into Robin Thicke) to the correct answer of whether that was indeed Little Pitbull that appeared in Pitbull‘s trousers while he was mock humping J.Lo, here is the story of the American Music Awards told in ten easily digestible parts. Bon appetit!
AMAs Most Questionable Fashions: We Can’t Make Up Our Minds! [TheFABLife]
AMAs Best Fashions: From Retro Jenny McCarthy To Futuristic Justin Bieber [TheFABLife]
Ever Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez revealed, in a surprising July 15 statement, that they were filing for divorce, rumors have flown like wildfire as to the cause of the rift (often hinting at infidelity on the part of Anthony, and sometimes linking him with HawthoRNe co-star Jada Pinkett Smith). In response to the weeks of speculation, Marc Anthony will be appearing on Nightline to give his side of the story to ABC News’ John Quinones tonight at 11:35PM EDT. In a sneak preview posted by ABC, Anthony denies tabloid reports of infidelity, pointing to the range and improbability of the rumors as further circumstantial evidence of their falsehood. In truth, according to Anthony, “It was a realization on both our parts? It wasn’t shocking. These things happen.” He would not answer directly that he did or did not want a divorce but stated that the decision was “made jointly.” According to Anthony, the two remain friends, and will continue to jointly raise their children and support each other’s careers?or as he put it, simply, “This is not a funeral.”
In the interview he also speaks of his childhood as a Puerto Rican in East Harlem, his Kohl’s clothing line, his and Lopez’s Latin talent show Q’Viva! The Chosen, his partial ownership of the Miami Dolphins, and his longtime Long Island home. As for the newly single Anthony? When asked about romance in his future, he uses a boxing analogy:
That’s like asking a boxer in the twelfth round if he’s going to retire or not. ? He’ll always say, “I’m done. I’m done.” You know what I mean? And then two weeks later is when you ask him.
So give me two weeks.
Nevertheless, he explains, “I’ll always love Jennifer. She knows that.” The full interview airs tonight on ABC.
Patti Smith Weighs In On Song Of The Summer Competition
We heard on Friday that Patti Smith had covered Adele‘s “Rolling in the Deep” at a NYC show on Thursday night, and even dubbed it “Song Of The Summer,” but evidence didn’t surface until Saturday. Hear it below!
Paramore, Foster The People Premiere Videos
Paramore‘s Transformers 3 single “Monster” has a new video, in which the band is trapped in a time loop, accidentally tormenting themselves in an abandoned hospital. You Oughta Know band Foster The People go even more brutal and higher-concept with a video in which the band is tortured by a post-apocalyptic band of pre-teens who, judging frontman Mark Foster fit (as opposed to, say, the guy they run down with a van), transform him into a child by stealing the life of an old man with a bizarro hockey-mask/electricity contraption. ["Monster," "Helena Beat"]
Any media savvy celebrity worth their Q rating knows that the best time to release bad news is late on a Friday afternoon during the summertime, when most media-types are off in the Hamptons doing whatever it is people do when they’re out in the Hamptons. Latino power couple (or should we say EX power couple) Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are nothing if not media savvy, which is why they chose to release the news that they’re getting divorced to People at 5:20 p.m. on a Friday. Well, lucky for you, we don’t even know where the Hamptons are, so we’re bringing you the shocking news while it’s still piping hot.
In a statement released exclusively to People this afternoon (Side Note: I wonder how much People paid for this scoop?), they wrote: “We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved, and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.”
The couple looked really happy together as recently as the American Idol finale in May (pictured above), in which J. Lo shook her tailfeather while Marc “Don’t Call Me Skeletor” Anthony crooned in his inimitable style. We suppose we’ll learn more about this split of two music industry powerhouses in the coming days and weeks, but for now, it looks like Jenny From The Block and her baby daddy couldn’t figure out a way to stop scratching themselves after the dreaded Seven Year Itch set in.
Death Cab For Cutie?s VH1 Storytellers is airing at 11 p.m. tonight on VH1, and since lead singer Ben Gibbard is now married to his indie beloved Zooey Deschanel, we got to thinking about music?s most powerful couples of the moment. Because these lists are often tricky to compile and put into an order that everyone can agree on, we took to the streets and polled over 5,000 people. JK! We actually did something smarter and more efficient, combining stats from Billboard charts, YouTube clicks, and social media followings, and mixed it with our interpretation of je ne sais quoi cool-factor buzz. Confident in our rankings, we hereby give you VH1?s list of the most powerful couples in music today.
Who did we miss? Care to offer up any suggestions of your own? Hit us up in the comments section below!
I’m not turned on, and neither is her husband, from the look of things. Is there anything less sexy than trying to hard? Blergh.
J.Lo has millions upon billions of dollars from her perfume, clothing line and oh yeah – that acting and singing career she once had. So why the hell does she need – much less want – to do a reality TV show about motherhood? The TLC show is already in production and will document Lope’z daily struggles to juggle motherhood – ie: yelling at the nannies – with the launch of her new perfume. ?I?m looking forward to sharing this exciting journey together,? says the momzilla. Yes, sharing the journey with a handful of viewers and the 40 servants who will really do all the “work” on the show will be SO exciting!
- The amount J.Lo rakes in for her reality TV stint: $1.2 million (just a guess)
- Screwing up your baby twins forever on national TV: priceless [People]
Hello, new Lopez-Anthony royalty. We do not know your names yet, little twins, but let us imagine them to be Jennifer 2: The Sequel and Mennifer. You are new to this earth – only 12 hours old – but surely you are already wise. You have seen how sexy and glamorous that woman whose breasts you are not allowed to suckle is, and surely you’ve marveled at the Armani couture birthing garment that she wore for your special day. You’ve been swaddled in diapers made of zebra hair and silk and nestled into your nursery as Diana Ross herself sings you lullabies. You are special. You are spoiled. Enjoy it. Don’t feel bad when you are each driven around in your own Escalade pulled by Clydesdale horses. Do not resist the temptation to carry around that miniature Balenciaga bag. You can do whatever you want – BUT! – whatever you do, do not be seen rolling with those Federline boys. They’re already bad news. [People]
Here come those golden nuggets of baby that Jennifer Lopez has been lugging around for nine months! The Gigli star is currently holed up giving birth in her private room at the North Shore University Hospital, where she is presumably being fanned by a small army of male models and fed grapes by an endangered monkey, as an assistant does all the pushing for her. The room sat empty for two weeks before J. Lo arrived, complete with plush leather couches and beefed up security. Hospital staff even supposedly ran drills to prepare for a possible Lopez-Anthony baby kidnapping. Rats! They foiled my plan!
Clearly, Jenny thinks she is the unofficial Queen of America, but she may be the only one at her coronation. People mag has reportedly offered Lopez $6 million for exclusive photos of her kids that will go in their US edition only, and OK! has forked over a bundle for the international rights. But why didn’t they go for the right to print the photos here in the States? One unimpressed expert responds: “Look at her track record with her movies, and look at her album sales. The U.S. market hasn?t been fascinated with her in some time,? the source said. ?It makes more sense to not spend a fortune on photos that won?t cause a noticeable increase on the newsstand. This just isn?t going to sell like Shiloh (Jolie-Pitt), and $6 million is a lot of money.?